Coronavirus: Idris Elba is feeling OK 'with no changes'

Lula Sharp
March 27, 2020

Cardi B in an Instagram Live Broadcast questioned claims by Elba and other high-profile stars, who publicly said they had been diagnosed with Covid-19, suggesting that they had been paid to make the public pronouncement.

Idris Elba has rubbished a "bulls***" cospiracy theory that celebrities are being paid to say they have coronavirus (COVID-19).

Desperate times call for desperate measures, I guess?

Idris says he and his wife are quarantining and not showing additional symptoms after he first got tested when he started experiencing a headache and body aches.

Idris, who found fame in The Wire and Luther, also used the video to slam criticism celebrities have received for having being tested for coronavirus.

Idris told Oprah, he "hasn't witnessed any major symptoms" and is 'feeling okay'. Sab [Sabrina Dhowre Elba, his wife] and I still feel ok so far with no changes.

"There are a lot of people who conjure up these stories".

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"We're in a high altitude it could be that I'm confusing seasonal allergies as maybe symptoms but I don't feel anything that would come to what people would now expect to be a symptom of coronavirus, which is very unusual", she said. "I will keep you updated on how I'm doing No panic".

Most recently, Elba's wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba also said she tested positive.

"That's stupid. It's the quickest way to get people sick", he added. And if y'all are paying ni**as to say that they got it, pay me too.

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. He tweeted, "This morning I tested positive for Covid 19". "And also this idea that someone like myself is gonna be paid to say 'I've got coronavirus, ' that's absolute bull****", he asserted.

During an interview with Oprah Winfrey via FaceTime, Elba as asked about his thoughts on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus - which has now killed more than 14,000 people globally. "I don't feel like I'm privileged because I got a test because I actually contracted it".

To stay entertained in isolation, the pair are focusing on the "silver lining" of spending quality time together and playing video games, chess and 'staying creative'.

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